The archaeologists have found ancient remains of human across Utah and the state officials hope that the new findings may provide insights into how people settled into the region.
According to Utah’s Department of Heritage Arts, the discoveries of ancient bones happen around five to seven times each year.
Geoffrey Fattah, a communications director with the department, said, “We get reports of new discoveries from people like farmers or construction workers who keep on digging in their backyards.”
Elaborating more upon the types of findings, Fattah said, “We do find pioneer remains, we do find Native American remains that go way back. Every new find of remains is an opportunity to learn more about how the ancient people who lived in this valley lived.”
The state authorities have made a discovery of some artifacts last week. They said, a teen in one Salt Lake City neighborhood found bones at the bottom of a 6-foot trench. The bones were later sent for probe to the State Department of Heritage Arts.
Other private property in Salt Lake City has occasionally yielded Native American graves. The department typically receives about six reports of ancient remains statewide each year, Fattah said.
The Utah’s Department of Heritage Arts has also urged the public to contact law enforcement authorities if human remains are unearthed so they can be removed professionally and respectfully.